By Arthur Levine, opinion contributor — 10/17/18
Only one in three Americans is capable of passing the U.S. citizenship exam. That was the finding of a survey recently
conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation of a
representative sample of 1,000 Americans. Respondents were asked 20
multiple choice questions on American history, all questions that are
found on the publicly available practice exam for the U.S. Citizenship Test.
research could be lumped in with a multitude of previous studies that
lament shortcomings in Americans’ knowledge and skills in a host of
fields. But that would be a serious error because this finding is not
about bashing our schools, our students, or our fellow citizens. The
importance of this study is that the future of our nation is at stake.
Knowledge of a nation’s history by its citizens is essential to
preserving all democratic societies...........To Read More.....